I don’t usually engage in metapoetics (ie writing poetry about writing poetry) but today, well, um….
Getting The Last Word
He feels like he’s finally finished
with his pen-and-paper journals;
with notebooks; with laptops and iPads;
with tablets; with Post-Its; with stenos.
He’s done with reviewing his re-writes,
revising and envisioning revisions; finished
with overtime workshops reworking his works;
submitting and submitting and submitting.
He’s written what he’s written.
The writing’s on the wall.